2021-02-24 - T A Babu

555 timer design consumes zero current in quiescent mode

In this design, a classic 555 timer IC consumes zero current in its quiescent mode and wakes up quickly in…

2021-02-19 - Richard Quinnell

Vaccination program architecture provides lessons for data processing

A vaccination program shows how a pipeline/parallel hybrid architecture can provide lessons that apply to data processing as well.

2021-02-05 - Majeed Ahmad

Chip designer Jim Keller’s journey spans 4 semiconductor architectures

Here is a chronicle of chip designer Jim Keller’s journey, which spans four semiconductor architectures: x86, PowerPC, MIPS, and Arm.

2021-02-01 - Majeed Ahmad

CES panel tracks RISC-V’s journey to commercial processors

A panel discussion took a closer look at the RISC-V and processor design areas and how it’s creating a healthy…

2021-01-15 - EDN Staff

Generating track masks for SAMP processes

Learn the decomposition requirements for generating track masks for SAMP processes while complying with all relevant DRC.

2020-12-16 - Rajan Bedi

DDR4 will enable new applications in the satellite industry

DDR4 will allow the satellite industry to offer higher-throughput on-board processing and increased acquisition times to enable new applications.

2020-11-09 - Majeed Ahmad

A brief history of Intel’s memory business

Intel’s departure from the NAND flash business is somewhat reminiscent of its exit from the DRAM market in the 1980s.

2020-11-06 - Pierre Noé, CEA-Leti

Ovonic threshold switching leads to breakthrough in memories

Ovonic threshold switching combines the phase-change memory element with an OTS selector device, both based on a chalcogenide material.

2020-10-26 - Majeed Ahmad

AMD acquiring Xilinx to boost data center offerings

AMD is reportedly acquiring FPGA design house Xilinx to boost its server and data center chip offerings.

2020-10-20 - Majeed Ahmad

10 basic terms for advanced IC packaging

Here is a brief synopsis of the 10 most common terms used in advanced IC packaging technologies.